May 29, 2017

Head Outside for July Concert Season

Posted : July 1, 2016

From the rock arena at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys to intimate classical concerts set against the granite in Bear Valley, July is full of options to catch live music out in the open. Check out our picks for outdoor concerts this month.

Photo credit Maria Camillo Twisted Oak Concerts

Twisted Folk concerts at Twisted Oak Winery | by Maria Camillo

GABA Summer concert Series – With five Saturdays in July, Cedar Center in Arnold is sure to see lots of dancing the night away. This free concert series, hosted by the Greater Arnold Business Association, kicks off every Saturday at 7:00pm. Bring a low back chair, your own wine and food – or purchase dinner on site.
July 2 – The Jim Lanier Band (Ebbetts Pass Fire District Annual fundraiser dinner, concert)
July 9 – Random Strangers
July 16 – Arnold Classic Car Show and Bill Welles Band
July 23 – Grover Anderson
July 30 – Rockslide


Music in the Parks – on Wednesday evenings, the Calaveras Arts Council’s summer concerts series travels the county, bringing free shows to different outdoor community locations, from Arnold to Valley Springs.   Music goes from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, and donations are most welcome!
July 6 – Grover Anderson at CAMPS Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp.
July 13 – Magnolia Rhythm Trio in Mokelumne Hill’s Shutter Tree Park.
July 20 –Delta Wires return to perform at Mountain Ranch Community Park
July 27 –Tanglewood will perform at West Point Elementary.


Ironstone Concerts – Where the bigger names come to play at an outdoor amphitheater in Murphys.
July 15 – The Goo Goo Dolls, with Collective Soul and Tribe Society.  Special after party with local band The Jank Tones.  Dinner Buffet from 5;30pm -7:00pm;  Concert at 7:30pm.
July 27  – Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads;  Concert at 7:30pm

Brice Station Concerts

Dancing at Brice Station Concerts on the Hilltop | Courtesy Photo

Brice Station Hilltop Concerts – relax on the lawn or bring your dancing shoes for local musical favorites at this vineyard, four miles east of Murphys in the pines.  Concerts are at 7:00pm, and tickets are just $10 each, with dinner, Brice Station wines and other beverages available for purchase on site.
July 2 – The Hot Dark
July 23 – Patrice Pike


Twisted Folk Concert Series – set on a bluff at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito, the Twisted Folk series pulls in independent and eclectic touring acts that span bluegrass, country, folk and Americana.  Concert at 7:45pm.  Tickets range in price; dinner, Twisted Oak wines and other beverages available for purchase on site.
July 23 – Buckwheat Zydeco


Bear Valley Music Festival – For the classical music lover, the festival brings national and international performers to delight audiences at 7000 feet in the Sierras.
July 22-August 7

Blues and Bones Music and BBQ

Blues and Bones Music and BBQ Festival | File Photo

Blues and Bones Music Festival – This is the place if you love slow cooked meat and rockin to the blues. Now in its sixth year, the two day festival is at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds.
July 29-30

There’s plenty of great indoor music as well all month long.  Go to our Calendar of Events for complete listings!

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